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Webmeeting Mobile App

Apps are the preferred way to view webmeetings on your mobile device. There are currently two options for apps: the Collaborate app used by Collaborate Classic, and the Blackboard app used by Collaborate Ultra. Both apps are available on Apple and Android phones in their respective stores. The Blackboard app for Collaborate Ultra is available on Windows phones but the Collaborate (Classic) app is not. Though there are some missing features compared to the browser versions, both apps are functional for mobile access to webmeetings.

Blackboard Collaborate Classic has been the standard webmeeting software at UAS for many years. On mobile devices, this program uses the Collaborate app, which can be found on your device’s app store.

  1. Download and install the Collaborate app from the app store for your device.
    Blackboard Collaborate in the App Store
  2. Open your browser and access your course homesite from UA Blackboard
  3. Select Webmeeting from the left navigation menu. (Note: It is possible that the Webmeeting link in your class may be hidden or been given a different name. Contact your instructor if you have questions about the sessions planned for your class.) If you do not see a menu, click the arrow in the upper left to reveal.
    Webmeeting on the Course Navigation menu
  4. Click the Join Room button. When prompted, select Open to use the Collaborate app.
    Open in Collaborate prompt
  5. Grant the app access to your camera and microphone.
  6. Welcome to your Collaborate Classic webmeeting!

Please note that the mobile app has limited functions compared to software installation:

  • Viewing the Whiteboard.
  • Viewing an Application on another user's desktop.
  • Access to breakout rooms.
  • Sending and receiving chat messages with the current room.
  • Listening to other speakers and speaking to the room.
  • Responding to polls.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra makes use of the Blackboard app, which can be found on your device’s app store, or from Blackboard's page. This is the same app used to access most other course content.

  1. Download and install the Blackboard App.
    Blackboard App in the App Store
  2. After agreeing to the terms of service you’ll be prompted to enter your school’s name: University of Alaska
  3. Log in with your UA credentials.
    Univesity select and login on the Blackboard App
  4. Select your course from the list of classes. If you do not see a list of your courses, access the Navigation menu on the left and select Courses.
    Course List Menu
  5. From the course menu, select Collaborate.
  6. Select the room to join. If you are unsure whether to join the Course Room or a Session, check with your instructor.
  7. When prompted, allow the Blackboard app access to your camera and microphone.
    Blackboard App meeting room
  8. Welcome to your Collaborate Ultra meeting!

Your controls are listed at the bottom of the page:

  • Help
  • Video
  • Microphone
  • Raise your hand
  • Chat

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